Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
As Workers Protest, Walmart Changes Tune in Minimum Wage Fight
As the Fight for 15 continues to grow, Walmart preempted a planned protest on Thursday by workers in several cities by promising to pay its employees more than the minimum wage—eventually. Walmart CEO Douglas McMillon told reporters on Wednesday that the company plans to upgrade its hourly pay for...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:15pm
FBI Director: Government Surveillance 'Enhances Liberty'
In a speech on Thursday, FBI director James Comey invoked "national security and public safety" to push for more permissive government surveillance policies, claiming new encryption technologies are poised to leave law enforcement agencies "in the dark" as they try to hunt down terrorists and child...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:45am
Hong Kong Police Raid Protest Site as Activists Vow More Actions
Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong slammed the government for a "lack of sincerity" on Friday after police dismantled one of the region’s main protest sites, tearing down barricades in an early-morning raid. Activists said the move would only create obstacles in upcoming talks with government...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
'Trailblazing' ACLU Lawyer to Lead DOJ’s Civil Rights Division
Human rights champion and deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Vanita Gupta has been named as the new acting head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, which has been without a set leader for over a year, and will be nominated for the permanent position by...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 4:30pm
CIA's Own Study Finds US Arming of Foreign Rebels a Failed Operation
While the CIA continues to arm and train "moderate" Syrian rebels, a new, still-classified internal study obtained by the New York Times finds that the agency’s gun-running tactics in conflict areas have almost never succeeded, the Times reported on Wednesday. Many of the agency’s past attempts to...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 1:00pm
Mass Surveillance Programs Threaten Privacy Rights, International Law: UN Report
Mass electronic surveillance by intelligence agencies violates "the very essence of the right to privacy" and threatens international law, according to the official report released Wednesday by the United Nations counter-terrorism investigator. "The hard truth is that the use of mass surveillance...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:15am
In Response to Violence and Raids, Protesters Blockade Hong Kong Police Headquarters
After an hour-long stand-off in front of police headquarters in Hong Kong, officers allowed more than 100 protesters to enter the station in groups to file reports on the alleged police beating of political activist Ken Tsang Kin-chiu. In the most violent police raid on Hong Kong protest zones yet...
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:00pm
UK Lawmakers Vote to Recognize Statehood for Palestine
The UK parliament on Monday voted to recognize Palestine as a state alongside Israel, passing the non-binding agreement 274 to 12 in a symbolic move that could nonetheless have implications internationally. The House of Commons backed the agreement as a "contribution to securing a negotiated two-...
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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 5:00pm
Hagel: Military Must Be 'Pro-Active' in Addressing 'Threat Multiplier'of Climate Change
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday issued a call to arms to the military to confront climate change, as rising sea levels and other threats could impair the military's operations and "sow the seeds of instability... from the spread of infectious diseases to spurring armed conflicts."...
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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 12:45pm
'Fight Back': Protesters Stage 'Moral Monday' Civil Disobedience Actions in Ferguson
As hundreds of protesters marched to the steps of the Ferguson police station to demand an end to police brutality and racism, activists throughout the city prepared for a series of planned demonstrations in what organizers are calling a "Moral Monday" style of civil disobedience. Activist and...
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